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Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I vote that you should install access panels in...

I vote that you should install access panels in the baggage/seat floors. Those antennas will need maintenance at some point and the next owner won't be happy trying to guess how/where to cut holes to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is how I drilled a new set of conduit holes...

This is how I drilled a new set of conduit holes into a finished set of wings. Angle drill, drill extensions, and a unibit, working through access panels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,939
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've used two blow driers and a sump heater in...

I've used two blow driers and a sump heater in the past for quick preheats. 15 minutes really helps in the Georgia climate, but it would take longer in colder climates.

I'd definitely add the sump...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have solved that problem in the past using my...

I have solved that problem in the past using my two right angle drills.

One that has a very small head and uses threaded bits.

One that has a bigger head and a normal chuck.

Use the smaller drill...
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I’d talk with different builders… ;-)

I’d talk with different builders… ;-)
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,174
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If mine ever gets out of the paint shop, I'll...

If mine ever gets out of the paint shop, I'll have about $150K in it. New prop, Barrett rebuild, single screen G3X, IFR equipped. That's including a QB fuse.

If I was pricing one today, I'd add up...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,353
Posted By Kyle Boatright
This is absolutely correct. I only buy/sell...

This is absolutely correct.

I only buy/sell stuff with folks I either recognize from meeting them or who have history of rational posting on this site or others. I'll make exceptions for low value...
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,127
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I wouldn't think where the fuel is would make the...

I wouldn't think where the fuel is would make the gear fail. The quantity (weight) of fuel and other stuff would, as would the quality of the landing.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-26-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,285
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've got two of 'em too! Very helpful.

I've got two of 'em too! Very helpful.
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,127
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Carl, aren't most of the Van's valves really set...

Carl, aren't most of the Van's valves really set up for 3 tanks and we block off the 3rd port? Why wouldn't you just feed from the aux tank, which wouldn't be much, if any, different than feeding...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One of the better setups is to build the entire...

One of the better setups is to build the entire duct into the bottom cowl, then use neoprene or some other flexible material to convey the air back to the plenum.

The bottom cowl would be similar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The fee schedule for the guy I use is towards the...

The fee schedule for the guy I use is towards the bottom of this page:

https://atlantaame.com/

Synopsis:

FAA medical $130

Basic Med Exam and Issuance: $225
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If you can't generate enough RPM, you need more...

If you can't generate enough RPM, you need more battery or a better starter. If the issue is battery power, you could upgrade to a larger battery. Alternately, you could come up with an easy way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There was an extensive thread a few years ago...

There was an extensive thread a few years ago about using a two post lift for this. I think that is a better approach than a 4 post lift.

A table lift with a custom table might be an option in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I didn't suggest putting alcohol on your hands. ...

I didn't suggest putting alcohol on your hands. ;-)

But, whatever works. And your engine will be a lot warmer in the mornings if you use an engine heater AND put some sort of covering on your prop....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Your prop is a huge heat sink. You'd do well to...

Your prop is a huge heat sink. You'd do well to cover it with something (anything) to retain the heat that is gonna be transmitted from the engine to the prop. If you do get it warm, the ice on the...
Forum: Primers 11-20-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I primed and finish painted my RV-6 (in pieces)...

I primed and finish painted my RV-6 (in pieces) with a conventional gun back in the day. In theory, that gun used a lot more air than today's guns. I used the same compressor to prime the RV-10 and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Very nice. I use a crude arrangement of a piece...

Very nice. I use a crude arrangement of a piece of foam rubber sitting on top of an oil case, which rests on a plastic toolbox. It works, but...yeah.
Forum: ADS-B 11-19-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,499
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The airborne portion of the flight I chose for...

The airborne portion of the flight I chose for the test went through a portion of Atlanta's airspace. Not so much the ground portion.

It is interesting and somewhat ominous to see my flight tracks...
Forum: ADS-B 11-19-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,499
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I thought I'd tag this to an existing thread. I...

I thought I'd tag this to an existing thread.

I did an extended installation of a Stratus ESG. The unit was mounted before Oshkosh, but I needed a transponder check, so it sat partially installed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You can also make your own out of scrap of .020...

You can also make your own out of scrap of .020 or .032.
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I didn't have one of those and am very happy with...

I didn't have one of those and am very happy with the quality of the trailing edges of the various surfaces on my -10.

That doesn't mean you *shouldn't* buy the tool, but it does mean that good...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Functionality (reliability) will be better with...

Functionality (reliability) will be better with fewer components in the system. Skip the switch - use the breaker.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have a pullable breaker for that.

I have a pullable breaker for that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have seen a (meaning one) slot on a fuse block...

I have seen a (meaning one) slot on a fuse block that didn't grip the fuse well and caused an intermittent issue. I marked that one "inop" with a sharpie, moved the fuse and connection elsewhere and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It has been down since at least Tuesday. ...

It has been down since at least Tuesday. Coincidentally, Tuesday was when I finished my ADSB installation.

The airplane does appear on flightaware. Unfortunately, flightaware doesn’t provide...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The tech data I saw mentions several materials...

The tech data I saw mentions several materials this works on, but none are metal. Any idea why? Corrosion? Adhesion? Liability?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Could be what is called a galloping alternator. ...

Could be what is called a galloping alternator. Caused by resistance in the alternator/voltage regulator circuitry causing fluctuating voltage. It happens more often in older aircraft as oxidation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,959
Posted By Kyle Boatright
They just don't make hammers like they used to.

They just don't make hammers like they used to.
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,576
Posted By Kyle Boatright
HA... I got "the look" today from someone in a...

HA... I got "the look" today from someone in a Diamond because I didn't respond to their taxi announcements on Unicom. Honest to gosh, I don't care about your plan to taxi back to the hangar. If...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Strangely, I sent my carb to the factory and they...

Strangely, I sent my carb to the factory and they opined that it *needed* to be drilled out for my application. According to them, I had the "leanest" of the O-320 carbs - the one used in the O-320...
Forum: Southeast 11-08-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Looking forward to it! For those of you who've...

Looking forward to it! For those of you who've never been to CZL, it has a great airport culture and a very friendly bunch of folks running the airport.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A month or so ago, I sent them a question via...

A month or so ago, I sent them a question via e-mail, and received a response a couple of days later.

So, yes, still in business.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-08-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I have a king KT-76A with tray and harnessI’d be...

I have a king KT-76A with tray and harnessI’d be happy to sell for $200. Worked fine when I removed it 3 months ago.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,114
Posted By Kyle Boatright
With a light load on the wheels the landing...

With a light load on the wheels the landing gear's "natural" camber will wear the outside of the tires faster. Also, this being the left main, torque from engine power on takeoff creates a rolling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There are several ways to go... 1) Put the...

There are several ways to go...

1) Put the sealant in the fridge or freezer and build the tanks next spring.

2) Build the tanks in your garage, and let them cure naturally in the cool weather....
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I wouldn't over analyze it. A thousand of 'em...

I wouldn't over analyze it. A thousand of 'em have been finished and nobody I remember ever had huge complaints about a cabin top that distorted in storage.

As I recall, I stored mine like you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Kyle Boatright
If air is exiting your canopy, you can install a...

If air is exiting your canopy, you can install a "floppy" seal that will be pushed into place kind of like your baffle seals. On a slider, an "L" shaped seal glued on the inside of your slider side...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There's nothing you need to make a commitment to...

There's nothing you need to make a commitment to or plan for at this point. Everything (lights, antennae, wiring) is easily added at a (much) later stage.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I've mounted two whole engines. Took a half hour...

I've mounted two whole engines. Took a half hour or so each.

Drift pins (bolts with a taper ground on the threads) and appropriately sized Phillips head screwdrivers helped. Top mounts first, then...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-24-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What kind of space do you have and what is your...

What kind of space do you have and what is your objective for the booth? What features of the inflatable are important to you?

I think you could build substantially larger DIY booth in your garage...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By Kyle Boatright
A folder of pictures on your iPhone. Simple,...

A folder of pictures on your iPhone. Simple, convenient, and comes with a built-in flashlight.
Forum: Reviews 10-18-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The folks over at Planeschemers (in Gadsden...

The folks over at Planeschemers (in Gadsden Alabama) appear to do a very good job. A group of us visited them a month or three ago. I was impressed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By Kyle Boatright
You might be surprised. I remember the first...

You might be surprised. I remember the first time I attempted to mount the wings on my -6 and how critical it was to have the wings perpendicular to the fuse to get the rear spar tab to fit in the...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-17-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I would use micro balloons/epoxy to change the...

I would use micro balloons/epoxy to change the shape of the undersized shape to match the fatter shape, assuming the fatter shape is appropriate.

I wouldn't undo everything and start over. But that...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-17-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
What, in particular, are you considering...

What, in particular, are you considering doing?

The reality is you can't screw up fiberglass to the point it is unfixable.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-17-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The easy thing to do is just carve out what you...

The easy thing to do is just carve out what you don't like and re-do it. For instance, it sounds like you may be uncomfortable with the clearances. So "all" you need to do is trim away what you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Kyle Boatright
It doesn't make sense to me that oil would travel...

It doesn't make sense to me that oil would travel up the foot or so of dipstick tube to exit around a gasketed cap, when the breather provides an open vent.

I'd check to make sure the breather is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Sorry, I don't have any pictures that would help...

Sorry, I don't have any pictures that would help you, but there are plenty of build logs out there that should.

The aftmost pieces that fit around the valve covers have flanges to provide somewhere...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The tops are left long so you can trim to your...

The tops are left long so you can trim to your installation.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By Kyle Boatright
That was how a mechanical fuel pump failure...

That was how a mechanical fuel pump failure manifested itself on my airplane. A drop in fuel pressure during climb, while operating with the boost pump off. The fuel pressure appeared normal in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I remember the first time I checked the...

I remember the first time I checked the gascolator in my RV-6. There was a layer of red fiber in the screen.

Obviously fibers from the red shop towels I used to clean things as I built the tanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Practice. That's the big thing. From a...

Practice. That's the big thing.

From a technical perspective, make sure the workpiece is well secured. It is hard to rivet if the assembly is dancing around.

Also, put a piece of masking tape (the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,462
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Another option would be a switch on the panel to...

Another option would be a switch on the panel to disable the switch on the stick after start.
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,389
Posted By Kyle Boatright
The SB is for a 10 hour inspection, with...

The SB is for a 10 hour inspection, with replacement if any sponginess, hard rudder forces, etc. are experienced. Here's a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think it would be best to have both wings...

I think it would be best to have both wings mounted when you rig the wings and drill the rear spar which sets incidence and sweep. You probably could do it one wing at a time, but I think the risk...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kyle Boatright
One thing you may be able to do is turn the fuse...

One thing you may be able to do is turn the fuse perpendicular to the garage door and mount one wing sticking out the garage door. This is helpful because your garage floor is probably much more...
Forum: Tools 10-05-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,724
Posted By Kyle Boatright
No. A hacksaw or a jigsaw or a rotary cut-off...

No. A hacksaw or a jigsaw or a rotary cut-off tool (dremel or equivalent) will do the job. Not quite as fast, but without consuming much shop space or budget as a bandsaw.

There isn't a lot of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,190
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Did you read the description on the web page? ...

Did you read the description on the web page? You still suspend the pipes from the engine or engine mount with flexible mounts. But you firmly mount the exhaust exits to hold the lateral spacing....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,190
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Check the link I posted earlier in the thread....

Check the link I posted earlier in the thread. There's a picture on that page which shows how to eliminate that hose.
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By Kyle Boatright
I think I countersunk and used standard 3/32...

I think I countersunk and used standard 3/32 rivets.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,190
Posted By Kyle Boatright
There is a picture partway down the first page of...

There is a picture partway down the first page of Vetterman's website showing an alternative method of securing the exhaust pipes from side to side movement. The alternate method gets the horizontal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By Kyle Boatright
Which has stuck very well to the O-320 I rebuilt...

Which has stuck very well to the O-320 I rebuilt 20 something years ago...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 1,833
Posted By Kyle Boatright
My RV-6 is at 70.94". 1031 lbs.

My RV-6 is at 70.94". 1031 lbs.
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